Update by Sowmya -25th February 2017 – We had a spectacular response for the contest and we’re swamped by a mind boggling 123 clues from 24 setters in 36 hours, breaking all previous records set here.

Like last time, 38 of our members took time to vote and while it was a struggle for me as the host, to restrict the initial shortlist to ten, the final winner has emerged quite seamlessly.

Thanks to all of you who participated and submitted entries. You can view the entries received in this contest here.

Here are the results of our poll..

Setter Clue Votes
Viresh Ratnakar Subject matter in “Out of Africa”, perhaps 18
SSv Avtaar What’s inside the cave of forty thieves, perhaps ? 9
Kishore Happy to change direction in game 18
Aashwina Text orderly – “Sister’s gone” 8
Ramki Krishnan Firm and determined, one leaves to get satisfaction 11
Mona Sogal Agreeable matter 11
Sandhya Glad Australia’s not batting 22
Santha Ramachandran Serenity of music on tenth channel 12
Amrita Majumdar Many playing table tennis have even been rejoicing 4
Chatur Vasi Popular exodus from mainland causes comfort 1

Santha’s serene telescopic clue picked up 12 votes for the bronze. Viresh and Kishore’s clues each picked up 18 votes and took the joint Silver. It was Sandhya’s content sigh of relief that the Ozzies weren’t batting that won the Gold with a whopping 22 votes.

This clue is now in our 1ACCWC Hall of Fame. Congrats to Sandhya, Viresh, Kishore and Santha.

A special shout out to the top setters in this game – Chatur Vasi (21), SSv Avatar (17) Santha Ramachandran (12) and Ashley Smith (11). These four setters by themselves contributed to 50% of all the content in this contest. Many of these clues were brilliant and I am really content that every possible word play idea has been well exploited in this game.

A big thank you to our star setters and all members who participated and voted with great enthusiasm.


(Voting is now closed)
Update by Aashwina – Tuesday 12:00 PM. We have the shortlist ! Thanks Sowmya for the quick turnaround – given the volume . She really had her work cut out for her! Let’s vote as enthusiastically as we participated. Here’s the voting form . Voting will be open till Saturday .

Update by Aashwina – Monday 5:33 PM .

Here’s the link to the list of clues from this contest

24 setters contributed to the humungous total of 123 clues.

Top setters in this game
Chatur Vasi – 21 SSv Avatar – 17 Santha Ramachandran-12 Ashley Smith – 11 .

Charades proved to be the most popular clue type – 47 followed by Other – 42 ( these included a whole bunch of deletion clues – this word specifically lent itself to deletion very well ) and DDs -16. We had only one anagram clue and a whole bunch of chanagrams. Telescopic and acrostic clues brought up the rear in terms of numbers .

Update by Aashwina – Monday 4:48 PM

Thanks for the overwhelming response. We have 123 entries – this is surely a record for a contest ! Due to the volume of entries,we are closing the contest early and giving Sowmya time to shortlist !

The complete list of clues will be published shortly

Congratulations to Sowmya Ramkumar for winning 1ACCWC 128 !

Her choice of the word to be clued today is CONTENT (7)

Here are the rules

1. Any number of clues per setter
2. Please anno for everybody’s benefit.
3. The contest closes at 10 PM on the 22nd of Februrary 2017.
4. Voting will be open till 25th of February, 2017.
5. Results will be announced on Sunday ,the 26th of February 2017.

1ACCWC -1ACross Clue Writing Contest no 129

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  • 26/02/2017 at 5:20 am
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    Congrats Sandhya & all other winners

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